Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Brooks & Dunn"

I am so bummed out today. I was surfing around on the internet last night and came across a disturbing, at least for me, story about one of my favorite country duos... Brooks & Dunn. After 20 years of singing together, they've decided to call it quits. The story said that they both agreed that it "was time". Secretly, I felt that this day would come soon with the popularity of another duo, Sugarland. I'm SO upset!!! Kix Brooks loves to write and has been heard announcing on the radio. Ronnie Dunn has a style about him, with a rich sultry voice. He often did duos with Reba, another Okie like Ronnie.

One of their songs, "Red Dirt Road" reminds me of my roots... the red dirt of Oklahoma I have nearly every one of their albums and love their style. I'm hoping that this won't be the end. If it is... we've lost a legend.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

"Sugar Pie Sista"

I have the most thoughtful "secret sista". I received this in the mail and wanted to share. It was so thoughtful of her to remember me. Sometimes "words" are so powerful and these certainly are. Thanks a bunch...can't wait to find out who you are.

"Vintage Aprons"

My mother was a collector of aprons. She wore one when she was cooking and others when she was entertaining.
I was looking at another blog..."Apronista.com" and she's hosting an "apronfest" this week. This got me to thinking about all the aprons I have that were my mother's. I decided to get them out, go relive my memories and then to post some pictures. These aren't the best pictures but I think you'll get the idea. There's a couple where I added a close up of some detail...

There is one more apron that I wanted to share. This is my very first sewing attempt. I had to make an apron in Home Economics. Money was really tight at the time so mother dug out an old mill sack, ripped it open and that is what I used. This apron is 48 years old... I hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I do. It's part of my heritage...a memory I love to dwell on.